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Historic House on San Antonio River and Mission Trail

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

Historic House on San Antonio River and Mission hike and bike trail. Our casa is right next door to one of San Antonio's five mission's, Mission San Juan Capistrano. We are on the San Antonio River and the wonderful newly renovated hike and bike trail that connect all the Missions. Skip rocks on the river, watch the sunset or curl up in our comfortable, charming home. With extensive grounds, nestled on 2 acres, we have a real 'getting away from it all' feel while still being conveniently located to all of San Antonio's best attractions -10 miles to The Alamo- 3 miles to grocery stores, restaurants, a movie theater and shopping!

Keywords: homey, cozy, comfortable, updated, historic, convenient, inspiring

More Details

margaret walker
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

Why margaret walker chose Southside

We fell in love with this historic treasure and renovated it to preserve its roots. When we bought the house it needed a lot of love - it had gone to disarray, but after a lot of sweat and restoration magic, it is now a treasure. The original house was built pre1900. The rest of the house was added in the 30s. It used to be a ranch (cows, sheep, goats) and a pecan orchard. There have been whispers of it being a stagecoach stop, brothel and popular spot during prohibition. The ruin across the street is what's left of Berg's Mill. San Juan, the mission next door was built mid 1700s. The ambiance of our property is seductively peaceful - we are so glad the house can continue to enchant visitors!

What makes this house unique

We have a fountain and a pond - our kids love looking for frogs, or feeding the fish. The birding on and around our property is spectacular. In the wintertime, we love having fires in the fireplaces, especially the fireplace in the master bedroom. Our property is surrounded by national park land so we are very secluded.


Southside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 1 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Child Beds 2 ikea bunk beds in the basement that comfortable sleep children or smaller adults There is a twin and daybed in the loft and a cot in basement/playroom. We have one pack-n-play and can provide a high chair., Baby Cribs (1) pack-n-play
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
Small, shaded plunge pool, great for kids! Bikes, jogging stroller, basketball hoop, fishing poles


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Historic House on San Antonio River and Mission Trail
average rating of 4.9375 based on 80 reviews
Sugar Land, TX

We always have a wonderful time when we vacation at this home! Love it!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The property is beautiful and the home has everything you would ever need. The location is great. Our kids that range in age from 19-7 all have a good time. We have stayed at the property twice and truly enjoyed both times.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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  • 5 of 5

The property is beautiful and the owners were lovely to work with. Definitely recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and serene

  • 5 of 5

The stay was amazing!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! The house was clean as a whistle and filled with interesting books and maps on San Antonio. Lots of tile and beautifully decorated. We used two of the bikes and rode down the mission trail(right outside the driveway). The Missions are beautiful. Loved watching the chickens and rooster as they pranced around the yard, and flew up into the trees and over the fence. Swing in the back yard was another favorite thing. Kitchen is well stocked and beds extremely comfortable. Stress melted away! We can't wait to return.!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Home Convenient to Mission Trail

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house is perfectly located as a base to enjoy the mission trail. The walking/biking trail allows for easy access to the missions, or if you prefer to drive, the location is equally convenient to do so. The property is perfectly kept and quiet. We look forward to visiting again.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Country feel without having to travel

  • 5 of 5

Born & reared in San Antonio I’ve been to many points of interest however this one is special. A ten minute drive from downtown takes you to an oasis of charm, comfort, beauty, and history.

The main house is nestled between the San Antonio river and Mission San Juan. It’s character describes the families close ties to San Antonio. Every eminity from the decked out kitchen to the sip n dip will put you at ease. Highly recommended for a vacation even if your from San Antonio.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The San Antonio River Walk
Kind of touristy, but you'll probably want to see it - love the Esquire bar and restaurant, ...
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
San Antonio Zoo
Gruene River Grill
Japanese Tea Gardens
Near the Zoo - recently redo - great space - kids will love playing and seeing
Natural Bridge Caverns
Historic Market Square
Love the shopping - just like Mexico. Mi Tierra is a SA institution - open every day of the...
Gruene Hall
Best and oldest dance hall in Texas - great spot for live music!
Brackenridge Park
Schlitterbahn Waterparks & Resorts
The Cove
Family fun restaurant - healthy and organic options - kid play ground
San Antonio Museum of Art
Stop next door and eat the The Luxury - great outdoor venue
King William Historic District
Favorite restaurant ever - Liberty Bar
San Fernando Cathedral
Chris Madrid's Nachos and Burgers
Best burgers on earth possibly.
Great central venue
Pearl Brewery B-Cycle Station
Hop on a bike and explore the river
Best table side quacamole on the riverwalk!
Big Lou's Pizza
It's no joke how big the pizza is - seen on travel and food channels.
HemisFair Park
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
Coolest music venue in town!
Bakery Lorraine
Located in the Pearl. Scrumptious in every way - truly authentic french patisserie. Thomas-k...
Liberty Bar
Not to miss in King William - outstanding brunch. Reasonably priced, good service, stellar ...
Mission San Jose & Visitor Center
Great place to get your history of our wonderful Missions!
Rio San Antonio Cruises
Fun way to explore the riverwalk
Texas Tubes
Friendly Spot
Cute outdoor bar/ bites in King William district - play ground for kids!
The Alamo
Remember the Alamo
Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Car: recommended

We are located inside the loop in South San Antonio! Walk right next door to visit historic Mission San Juan (a UNESCO World Heritage site), kayak or canoe right in front of our house, ride bikes on the mission trail (the longest linear park in America),

We are: 8 miles to the Alamo and Riverwalk

23 miles to Six Flags and Sea World

11 miles to Lackland AFB

34 miles to Natural Bridge Caverns

You can hop on the new VIA bus line. VIA VIVA is a new service line from VIA Metropolitan Transit that takes you to the most-visited sites and attractions in the heart of San Antonio.

Three distinct VIVA routes connect riders with historic places, opportunities to learn and discover, classic and contemporary art, and popular dining and entertainment spots. There’s something for everyone on VIVA, including stops at the San Antonio Missions World Heritage Site, the Alamo, King William Historic District, Southtown, Downtown, Market Square, the River Walk, Pearl, and the South Broadway corridor.

The best value for VIVA is with a $2.75 Day Pass, which gives you unlimited rides all day (available on the bus).




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 16.75%

We have an event fee. Please no events without notifying owner. Please inquire. No guests of guests, only rental party allowed on premises. We have a country septic system, so please do not flush anything other than toilet paper. PLEASE recycle, use your towel more than once and be conservative with AC and heat usage. Help us do our part for the environment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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